Re: Need ideas for first RC plane
Zagis aren't all that hard to fly, IMHO. They are "go where you point it"
planes, and they do tip stall if you get 'em too slow, but they're darn near
indestructible. I found the grab by the leading edge toss to be very
awkward, so I hook my fingers on the trailing edge and toss it motor off. I
suggest gliding it down a slope to trim before you try powered flight, as CG
is critical on all flying wings.
"David AMA40795 / KC5UH" <#$%^firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> BBBBBZZZZZZZTTTTTT. A Zagi is way too tricky to launch and get going
> to be a beginner's airplane. They're OK once up to flying speed, but
> beware of losing airspeed in tight turns - snap roll city! I've
> dropped mine in the grass or dirt several times doing that at too low
> an altitude.
> On Mon, 10 Mar 2003 14:04:42 +1100, "Rasman" <email@example.com>
> >If you are going to fly solo dispite what others suggest then you might
> >to look at the Zagi 400x
> >allthough not the most attractive plane, you can learn a lot more on
> >and also have a lot more fun then normal build up planes...
> >those things just bounce off whatever they hit, no damage done.
> >They are electric, but they are also a BLAST to fly
> >"Dave" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> >> Hi,
> >> My son and I bought a cheep electric RC plane from Wal Mart. It was an
> >> Estes Sky Ranger. I was actually impressed that it worked (somewhat).
> >> It had a transmitter for the rudder only. It flew and flew! It wasn't
> >> very responsive and we spent most of our time retrieving the plane out
> >> of trees and making repairs!
> >> Obviously, a RC plane with better control and features would be more
> >> fun. I bought a copy of RC Modeler Magazine and saw some simple RC
> >> planes that might get us started. There are several RC clubs in our
> >> county, but are a long drive from us. I know that joining a club and
> >> getting the help and training from other members is the way to go. But,
> >> I don't mind getting started by myself (trial and error). This way I
> >> won't spend more money on an RC plane(s) until I see if I like the
> >> hobby.
> >> I think that a liquid fuel powered plane would be more fun than an
> >> electric plane. I found the following RC plane that might work for my
> >> starter plane:
> >> U.S. AirCore 40 Trainer Kit 40-50, 64" (rugged, inexpensive, high-wing)
> >> http://www.usaircore.com/airplanes/usaa2030.html
> >> Would it be better to buy a radio with more channels than required so
> >> that it can be used for future planes requiring more channels?
> >> Thanks for any feedback on this.
> >> Dave
> >> Sacramento, CA